Community Involvement

Palmetto Citizens exists to provide more than financial services, we also look beyond our walls to our local community. This philosophy leads us to support worthwhile charitable and social causes.

Harvest Hope Fundraiser

While supplies last, visit any of our offices and make a donation to Harvest Hope of only $5 and you will receive your choice of Palmetto Citizens ornament* and provide 25 meals to our neighbors in need.

These ornaments have been paid for by Palmetto Citizens, so 100% of your donation will go directly to providing food, comfort and hope to hungry individuals and families in our community. Since Harvest Hope can provide five meals for every $1.00 they receive in donations, each ornament we sell is another 25 meals Harvest Hope can provide.

Palmetto Citizens was proud to again sponsor the Share Your Holiday Donation Drive with WACH Fox 57 to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. This year, we presented a check for $14,522.85 and a van full of food from donations we received in our offices during November as well as a corporate donation.

Other Outreach

Palmetto Citizens is proud to help many local charities, schools and other organizations in a variety of ways. Following are some of our most recent efforts:

Children's Hospital – Each year, we raise funds and awareness for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. In 2018, with the generosity of many of our members, staff and business partners, we raised $36,952!

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Each year, we proudly serve as the sponsor of the Share Your Holiday Food Drive for our local food bank. In 2017, with the generosity of our members and staff, we were able to donate $10,500 and a van full of food to Harvest Hope. In total, the Share Your Holiday event raised nearly enough to provide 3,000,000 meals!

Breast Cancer Center - In October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our offices accept donations for our local Breast Centers at Palmetto Health and Lexington Medical Center. In 2018, we raised nearly $19,000 for this important cause.

Free Document Shredding - We continue to help keep information out of the hands of identity thieves by hosting a series of no cost shredding days. Since 2008, we’ve helped consumers shred 650 tons of personal information.

High School Financial Planning Program - Palmetto Citizens provides a free financial education program, including student workbooks and teacher curriculum, to high school teachers and community group leaders. This program covers topics, such as: financial goals, the wise use of credit, budgeting and saving. To date, we have helped provide the program to nearly 28,000 students.

Financial Presentations - Palmetto Citizens is always happy to assist local schools and youth groups by providing speakers on a variety of financial topics. To request a speaker for your classroom or group, please contact us using the information below.

Palmetto Citizens is also an active participant with the United Way, Junior Achievement and many other community events.

If you would like more information, or to support one of these worthy causes, please our Community Relations Department or call (803) 376-5035.

*While supplies last.